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    Cloud PaaS tools: this is how developers use them.

    Given the diversity of reasons why developers are using PaaS, the best solution is rarely obvious. Overall, technical support, ease-of-use and availability of developer tools were often more important than price for developers choosing a PaaS solution, but the logic behind the decisions isn’t always so easily identified.

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    Mapping The Developer Universe: Cloud PaaS & IaaS platforms and tools

    The Map of the Developer Universe is a comprehensive illustration of how developers’ perception of products place them on the market map. It is an essential guide on not just the most popular solutions, but also the upcoming ones and the ones you or your customers can expect to be most satisfied with.

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    Chatbots: From hype to “figuring it out”

    “New user behaviors take time to develop and sometimes require a breakthrough app to get things started. That’s where we are with chatbots. The hype phase is over and we are now into the figuring it out phase. That’s usually when interesting stuff starts to happen.”

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    Whatever happened to Operator Billing?

    In 2003 Europe’s mobile operators launched Simpay, promising to let us buy flowers and concert tickets across Europe, with the price added to our mobile-phone bill. By 2005 that had morphed into PayForIt, for UK operators only but with similar aspirations, and a similar lack of success. A decade later, mobile network operators are still being cut out of the payment loop, but not for lack of trying.

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